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Ovid man arrested after bench warrant discovered

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Tuesday deputies arrested an Ovid man following a traffic stop in Elmira.

Garth M. Holford, 27, of Ovid was arrested after an active bench warrant was discovered for failing to pay a fine in Covert.

Holford in Elmira NY where he was a passenger in a vehicle on a traffic stop, which led to the Seneca County arrest. The bench warrant stemmed from a criminal possession of a controlled substance charge, as well as a unlawful possession of marijuana arrest.

Holford was transported by deputies back to Seneca County and was arraigned in the Romulus Town Court and released. He is to return to the Covert Town Court on a later date to answer the charge.